This Mōhalu Dress features our Liko Ka Liko I Ka Ua design on Chocolate fabric with Cream ink.
Pua Kanahele offered this proverb as we began the Edith Kanakaole Foundation in the early 90s after the passing of our father, Luka Kanakaole. The mission of the non-profit foundation is to educate and share the traditions that have been passed down from the generations before us to perpetuate them for future generations. This proverb exemplifies our goals as teaching our children will give them confidence and leadership.
The composition of this design combines both the original hand-cut art by Sig Zane and the graphic design layout by his son, Kuhao. The two-generational design team offers a peak into tradition as well as a contemporary view, embedded with cultural value, insight and heritage.
As a theme for all designs in the year 2014, this design was developed to be unveiled at the Merrie Monarch Festival 2014, to celebrate the knowledge gained through a lifetime committed to the practices of hula.
Today we fancy it up a little - just so we can talk style, life, and print - in today’s terms! The collar frames the iwilei and the poʻo, the sleeve caps the shoulder, and the length is just enough to cover the beachwear. We invite you to bring your attitude: walk deliberately, lift that chin, shake that head of hair loose…. Wear it with tights. Keep your jeans on. May everything bloom in your wake!
55% Linen, 45% Cotton. Studio Model is wearing size XXS.